There are four new iPhone models on the way: 12 Mini, 12, 12 Pro and 12 Pro Max. From a camera upgrade to a durable screen, your new iPhone will be one epic device. That being said, we want you to keep your newest device protected and stylish while highlighting the phone’s greatest features.
But first, with Apple no longer including wall plugs in the box, in order to reduce its carbon footprint, we have a few replacements to recommend. If you need one, we like the Anker Nano ($19.99; amazon.com) or the Belkin Boost Charge ($34.95, originally $49.99; amazon.com). Both can fast charge your iPhone and will work with the included USB-C to Lightning cable. You can check out our other recommendations for Apple MFi-certified Lightning cables.
Whether you’re opting for a bold new color (like Pacific Blue or green) or choosing a sleek metallic finish, we’ve found cases that will work perfectly. Plus, we’ve picked out our top screen protectors to ensure that screen is scratch- and crack-free.
Rugged Case ($49.95; nomadgoods.com)
Nomad’s leather accessories look classic and get better over time. This light brown Horween leather case has an internal shock bumper to protect from drops. It’s also available for the iPhone 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Rugged Leather Folio Case ($69.95; nomadgoods.com)
Leather Custom iPhone Case ($50; casetify.com)
This customizable option from Casetify pairs leather with a personalized monogram. If you want to show off your personal style in sleek leather, this is the option.
iPhone 12 Pro Max Clear Case With MagSafe ($49; amazon.com)
Apple’s own clear case will show off the beautiful finish of your phone while keeping it protected. And, of course, it’s MagSafe-compatible, making charging a breeze. It’s available for the iPhone 12/12 Pro and iPhone 12 Mini.
Custom iPhone Case ($45; casetify.com)
Personalize your case with your name or monogram. Choose between different fonts and colors to create a case that’s every bit as exciting as your new phone.
Tough Groove for iPhone 12 Pro Max ($40; case-mate.com)
This iridescent case adds a fun dose of color to the back of your iPhone. It also offers 10-foot drop protection, and the raised groove provides a tactile feel for a nice grip.
Soap Bubble for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($40; case-mate.com)
Another iridescent option, the Soap Bubble case highlights your iPhone with swirls of color. It’s also equipped with MicroPel, Case-Mate’s antimicrobial protection.
Crystal Palace Case ($39.99; zagg.com)
This slim option offers drop protection up to 13 feet, is soft to the touch and adds a chic iridescent flair.
Totallee Thin iPhone Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($35; amazon.com)
Environmentally friendly cases
Organicore for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($39.99; incipio.com)
This 100% compostable case is derived from plant-based material and provides drop protection up to 8 feet.
Honey Bee Edition Wallet Case ($54.95; pelacase.com)
This 100% compostable case is eco-friendly, protective and functional, with a wallet that can carry two cards. The material is soft and durable to protect your phone.
Clear Eco-Friendly iPhone Case ($44.95; pelacase.com)
If you want a case that will highlight your bold iPhone color but also provide protection, this case from Pela deserves a look. Choose from a variety of border colors paired with a clear back for a clean look (and, of course, the case is 100% compostable).
Wake Case for iPhone 12 Mini ($39.99; lifeproof.com)
Lifeproof’s Wake is crafted from over 85% of ocean-based recycled plastics. It’s a case that repurposes plastic to help the Earth while protecting your phone.
Next Case for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro ($79.99; lifeproof.com)
This case is made with more than 50% recycled materials and is clear with a colorful siding. It’s a super-durable case that will protect your device while showing it off in the best way possible.
FRE Case for iPhone 12 and 12 Pro ($89.99; lifeproof.com)
While on the pricier side, this case is 100% waterproof and made of over 60% recycled materials. It’s a slim profile with a simple modern design that’s sealed off everywhere so you’re ready to take on adventures.
iPhone 12/12 Pro Silicone Case With MagSafe ($49; amazon.com)
Battersea Case for the iPhone 12 Mini ($49.99; zagg.com)
Upping its game, Gear4 offers drop protection up to 16 feet with the Battersea Case. It features a grooved back and a slim profile.
Wrap Case for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($49.99; incipio.com)
Duo for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($29.99; incipio.com)
The Duo offers 12-foot drop protection and is scratch-resistant. The soft touch finish is sleek, and the color options range from subtle to bold. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini as well.
Aneu Series Case With MagSafe ($49.95; otterbox.com)
Kung Fu Grip ($14.99; smartish.com)
This simple case has grippy sides to help you hold onto your device. If you happen to drop it, though, there are protective air-pocket corners that will provide a nice cushion.
Wembley Palette ($29.99; zagg.com)
The reinforced top, bottom and corners on this case make it extra durable and protective. It’s available in three color options: smoke, a chic navy blue and a bold saffron yellow. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Wallet Slayer Vol. 2 ($24.99; smartish.com)
The wallet built into this case can fit up to three cards and cash. It also has a credit card kickstand and high grip textured sides for a case that provides ultimate functionality at a relatively low price.
Presidio Perfect-Mist for iPhone 12 Pro Max ($44.95; speckproducts.com)
Presidio2 Grip ($44.95; speckproducts.com)
Symmetry Series Graphics Case ($49.95; otterbox.com)
This one-piece case features a black marble design with pops of gold that gives it a very chic look. Plus, you’re getting OtterBox’s durable protection from bumps, drops and other accidents. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Camo Light Blue ($45; casetify.com)
A simple camouflage pattern in muted blue tones makes this case stylish. It comes on Casetify’s Impact Case, which is lightweight while also adding protection to your device.
Figura Series Case With MagSafe ($49.95; otterbox.com)
The Figura series launched with the announcement of the iPhone 12 and is designed to interact with MagSafe. It’s made of a flexible soft-touch material and comes in a variety of colors to show off your artistic side. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Razer Artech Pro for iPhone 12 & 12 Pro ($44.99; razer.com)
The iPhone’s gameplay is optimized in the new models, and this case from Razer pairs perfectly. It features Thermaphene technology to keep your phone cool while your game heats up.
Sunset by Ali Yeadon Case ($55; casetify.com)
This case has a sunset design on the back for a dreamy vibe. We like this case paired with the new gold iPhone color option for a look that’s perfectly Insta-worthy.
Harmony Case With Unequal Technology ($44.95; bodyguardz.com)
A transparent ombre design on the back adds fun color in an eye-catching way with this case. It has shock-absorbing bumpers to keep your phone protected from drops up to 10 feet.
Glass Elite Privacy+ ($44.99; zagg.com)
Smooth aluminosilicate is treated with a two-way filter that provides full-screen privacy when viewed from the side to keep your phone screen private when using this screen protector. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Glass Elite Vision Guard+ ($49.99; zagg.com)
This option has reinforced edges to protect the corners of your screen to prevent chips and cracks. It also features a blue light filter to prevent digital eye strain. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Glass Elite Anti-Glare+ ($44.99; zagg.com)
Pure 2 Eyeguard ($39.96, originally $49.95; bodyguardz.com)
PTRX Shatterproof Synthetic Glass Screen Protector ($35.96, originally $44.95; bodyguardz.com)
Amplify Glass Antimicrobial Screen Protector ($49.95; otterbox.com)
Amplify Glass Blue Light Guard Screen Protector ($54.95; otterbox.com)
With shatter-resistant drop protection and reinforced edges, this screen protector provides protection for your phone and your eyes. It filters out blue light from your screen to keep your eyes sharp. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
Amplify Glass Privacy Guard Screen Protector ($54.95; otterbox.com)
Another privacy option, the Amplify Glass Privacy Guard will keep unwanted eyes off your screen. It’s also scratch-resistant and has antimicrobial technology. It’s available for the 12 Pro Max and 12 Mini.
CleanScreenz Antimicrobial Ultra Glass Screen Protector ($35; case-mate.com)